"CIRCUS" class= BODHI+Barre+Pilates Apparatus

This class is taught by:

Avril Stevenson

Avril Stevenson is originally from Missoula, Montana. She started dancing at the age of eight with Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre and received her BA in Dance from The University of Montana in 2004. During that time Avril was introduced to Pilates as dance conditioning. In 2005, Avril moved to the San Francisco area to pursue her career in dance and performed in a number of modern dance companies. In 2006, Avril started her training to become a Pilates instructor with Ellie Herman in San Francisco. She taught at Ellie Herman’s Studio/The Center in Oakland and Ironworks Rock Gym in Berkeley from 2007- 2009. In 2009, Avril moved back to Missoula, MT and opened Studio D Pilates & Gallery and taught at the University of Montana until 2014. During that time she began working with Rhizoterra, as the project manager, and decided to move with the company to Spokane. Avril enjoys teaching Pilates and is excited to teach for Team Pilates Spokane.

Ashley Mach

Ashley Mach is a certified Pilates instructor through Pilates Sports Center.  Ashley comes from a background of being very non athletic she wanted a lifestyle that encouraged her to stay in shape and have more energy.  Ashley started to work out with Pilates in high school and college. Shortly after college she decided to pursue her passion in Pilates and enrolled in a 500 hour program through Pilates Sports Center. She received training in both modern and traditional Pilates techniques. As well as, a thorough knowledge in anatomy of the human body. Shortly after starting her training she started teaching as an apprentice and taught until she received her certification.

Kris Duke

Kris Duke is originally from the Spokane area, but has also lived in Denver, CO and Las Vegas, NV. Kris’s interest in physical fitness started when she was a college student. Her interest started with aerobics and weight training at SFCC. Thirteen years ago she hesitantly ventured into an adult ballet class while her young daughters were taking their own classes. She liked it so much, that she started taking floor barre and Pilates, which were also offered as part of the adult class schedule.

Three years ago, Kris discovered how Pilates can bring a person back from injuries and make someone stronger than they were before. When Kris’s daughter Tori was recovering from back and ankle injuries due to dance, Kris found Angelie Melzer to help her daughter rehabilitate her body. Angelie insisted that Kris would be an excellent instructor, and with a little bit of convincing, Kris took her first Balanced Body course, Body Barre. Kris instantly fell in love with Pilates. Since then she has gone on to receive her certifications from Balanced Body in Pilates Mat and Springboard.

Kris continues to grow everyday in her love and appreciation of Pilates. She also enjoys meeting new people and helping them discover what their body is capable of with proper Pilates training.

This "Circus" is a fabulously FUN adventure of movement! It includes a combination of BODHI suspension system, Barre Reformer, Chair and Springboard.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jul 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Avril Stevenson
  • Wed Aug 02 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Ashley Mach
  • Wed Aug 02 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Avril Stevenson
  • Wed Aug 09 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Kris Duke
  • Wed Aug 09 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Avril Stevenson
  • Wed Aug 16 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Kris Duke
  • Wed Aug 16 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Avril Stevenson
  • Wed Aug 23 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Kris Duke
  • Wed Aug 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Avril Stevenson
  • Wed Aug 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Kris Duke
  • Wed Aug 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Avril Stevenson
  • Wed Sep 06 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Kris Duke